I was really impressed with ATO in all aspects of my peninsula moose hunt from pre-hunt logistics, the hunt itself and post-hunt care and shipping of my 75 1/2 inch wide Boone & Crockett bull. My guide, Drew, was fantastic as he knew the area and the best way to hunt it which, along with his hilarious Frank stories, made all the difference. The camp set up was better than I was expecting for a back country hunt with a comfortable wall tent and hot meals to keep the Alaska weather at bay. I would definitely recommend ATO for your Alaska adventure.
Harlan KragtEden Prairie, MN
My experience with Alaska Trophy Outfitters was excellent from start to finish. The communication and advice received as well as the congeniality and hospitality received from Frank and his guides made the trip unforgettable. The knowledge and experience displayed by his outfitting service resulted in a trophy 10’5 brown bear, considered by many to be a once in a lifetime animal. The camp food was simple, good and plentiful. Ask questions, go prepared, and you will not be disappointed by utilizing Alaska Trophy Outfitters!
Raymond C. Harbaugh IIFairfield, PA
Frank and his operation, Alaska Trophy Outfitters, were recommended to me by a friend who has hunted Alaska for over 20 years. I had personally taken a bear on Kodiak prior to meeting Frank, but wanted my boys to try for a Brown Bear. My 15 year old was the first to go on the hunt and we had a great hunt/time & he killed an excellent boar on day 3. While there I inquired about Mountain Goat hunting and liked what I heard, so I applied with a friend and the boys put in together. The boys drew tags and we had an incredible hunt, with both killing goats on day 2 of our hunt, we were socked in with fog on day 1. We sent our youngest son to hunt Black Bear & spend a month with Frank for his graduation present and he had a great time. My older son went back by himself in the Spring of 2016 and killed a 9’4 boar that was over 20 years old. Frank has treated us like family and I truly mean that, or I sure as hell wouldn’t ship my sons to the USA alone! His camps are A+, himself & his guides are excellent and his hunting areas are fantastic.
Mick GooldDarwin, Australia
My father and I have been fortunate to draw two separate years for mountain goat and one year for a Kodiak Island Brown Bear. On all three of these hunts we have been with Frank and his guides. We have been fortunate to take a great animals on all three hunts. The communication was outstanding leading up to the hunts, I arrived and was fully prepared for the hunt after going over their gear list. Something that truly stuck out to me was not only the quality of the guides/equipment/hunting areas, and don’t laugh… was the food. I couldn’t believe it on my first hunt my dad and I did the High Alpine Goat hunt and for the first 4 days we had fresh food, ribeyes the 1st night, chicken, pork, etc. I have been on hunts in the lower 48 where you drive to the camps and the food wasn’t 1/2 as good as what these guys make on fly out hunts!! Hopefully my luck continues to hold out, as we’ve drawn all 3 hunts that Frank has had us apply for!
Cory FoskettTanglefree Waterfowl Products Clayton CA
I have hunted with Alaska Trophy Outfitters owned by Frank Sanders for well over a decade. I have harvested 5 Brown Bears ranging in size from 9 foot two inches to nine foot seven inches. I have had 100 percent success, which is a feat in and by itself. Each experience is not only a hunt but an absolute adventure, from incredible wild scenery, high mountain peaks, glacier lakes & beautiful views to some incredible Brown Bears. I have done his Spring Peninsula hunts and his Fall peninsula hunts as well as Kodiak Island. I even did a snowshoe hunt with him during April one year and killed a 9’3!! Frank Sanders is a solid individual , well experienced outfitter. knowledgable ., forthright , honest, sincere and assumes no unnecessary risk. He cares for you as he cares for himself . He is a true friend of mine and is highly recommendable .
Eric TurnquistLebanon, NJ
I have hunted with both Frank and Drew, and can say without a shadow of doubt ATO is a top of the line operation. The guides are very knowledgable in the areas and game you are hunting. On both hunts I have done with ATO they have worked their butts off to make sure that it is truly a hunt of a lifetime! By the time you’re done with your hunt you feel like you just spent 10 days with friends you have known your whole life. ATO is truly a class act and will do everything in their power to make your dream Alaskan hunt a reality.
Brad JinningsFt Wayne, IN
I had the pleasure of hunting with Alaska Trophy Outfitters and my experience far exceeded my highest expectations. I had such an incredible experience when I hunted with Alaska Trophy Outfitters that I immediately booked trips for my wife and my brother in-law, each of which harvested 9.5′ (+) brown bears. If you are looking for a world class outfitter I would strongly recommend that you consider Alaska Trophy Outfitters. Oh, one suggestion. Take your time!!! My brother in-law shot his bear on the first day of his hunt – and my wife did the same. You’ll see more bears than you could ever imagine. So, take your time and enjoy the experience!!! 🙂
Bob DethlefsPortland, OR
I have personally harvested a great brown bear with Alaska Trophy Outfitters and then applied my 11 year old son for a Kodiak Brown Bear hunt, which he drew his first time in the draw. He killed a great boar on day 3 & we couldn’t be happier. I am eligible to hunt again and will be applying to hunt Kodiak. If you want a big bear, you can’t go wrong with Frank’s Peninsula or Kodiak hunts.
Dave SeenoConcord, CA
I hunted coastal brown bear with Alaska Trophy Outfitters last year and I only have great things to say. ATO is a solid outfitter and everyone there are just downright nice people to work with. ATO made my trip easy by helping me through all the steps including the game and hide care. We saw numerous bears just flying into the camp site and I got a 9.5-foot bear the second day, which was a dream come true. The accommodations, food and company were great and I highly recommend them; they truly are experts in their field.